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Saturday, February 26, 2011

One Faithful Friend

Some times the experiences in church can be truly moving! I arrived in church a bit late. The sermon was going on. "You must help when you see people who are in need." 'Oh yeah' I thought as just the night before I had commented to my friend on facebook that it is dangerous to have a good heart and one had better hide it!
"But Jesus never said you wont have troubles" continued the priest. "He would give you strength to handle the troubles of each day and he has said not to worry about tomorrow as each day has enough troubles of its own. Just don't tire of doing good."

I was mellow now but was thinking, 'What's the use anyway of any good we do, any advice we give? It doesn't seem to be interesting to anybody.'
"Many people left Jesus saying that his teachings are too hard." continued the priest."Jesus was also insecure and asked his disciples, 'Will you also leave me?' He also said, 'When I come again will I find any faith?' Jesus even felt isolated from God while on his cross and cried to Him, 'Why have you abandoned me'. It is important that we rise above our anxieties and ask God in prayer '..protect us from all anxiety...'

The priest seemed to be answering my thoughts. I had been waking up many mornings feeling very anxious and uneasy. From a spate of experiences with a number of people, I had really formed a strong belief that it was bad to be good as the good seem to be considered 'the weak' and taken advantage of. Also there usually never has seemed to be an acknowledgement or awareness of the good done but often the good was returned with bad or even abandonment especially when you were in need.

What happened in church was totally unexpected and as the mass ended there was the song, "I just keep trusting my lord as I walk along. I just keep trusting my lord and he gives me a song.......He is a faithful friend....I can count on him, to the very end." That was it, my eyes filled up. This had been my favorite song since childhood.

He really proved a faithful friend to me in church today. Even if there seem no results of doing good, moments like these are enough to inspire not to tire doing what seems good and what seems right.

12 comments:

Jovy Thomas said...

An incident like this happened to me too a few years back while attending a Sunday mass in Florida. I came with a troubled and questioning mind. But towards the end a song came like ' Jesus is your best friend, give ur sorrows to him'. No need to tell tears rushed down soon.

Jerly said...

:)

Monu Awalla said...

yuppie dear, u r very true dat it is dangerous to have a good heart cuz if people r aware of dis, dey start taking advantage..! bt on d other hand- it is very well said by d priest dat u must nt get tired of doin good, afterall watever gud we do, god sees it & definitely appreciates it..:)

Jerly said...

Ya monu, we have to do good for the sake of it. On sunday i heard this in church that I should help and on monday my new maid developed a desperate need! The maid before that I learnt later had been lying to have her way and get favours. She abandoned me when I required some small considerations when my toe was plastered!! So I was afraid to even listen to my new maids problems initially until monday when she developed even a worse problem!! There are always small ways we can help without going too out of the way.

Monu Awalla said...

very well said Jerly... :) its human nature wat u felt initially for ur new maid bt d gud thing is u overcame it to provide a helping hand to her. Dis shows ur great intellect at hand..:)so sweet of u..

bhopal said...

After a long time i wished to see your profile and found so humanizing way of talk.yes its true it does not have anything to do with religion.Anything good is good because the thing "GOOD" IS ALWAYS GOOD IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION.Nice to have your view on secular idea which is the need of the hour which your practical experience showed through maid example.Pls keep it up.

Jerly said...

Thanks both. Happy to see a new comment and its heartening as it assures that there might be a few reading and liking my blog. That writing those secular topics may not have been a waste after all!!

Chandrika Shubham said...

What ever we get in return from the other person inspite of that we should not stop doing good deeds.

I like the song mentioned in the post. :)

Jerly said...

Thanx for appreciating :)

JIM said...

We all need to believe and we all need someone to believe in not always the same. I really enjoy your writing and started following


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Jerly said...

Thanks Jim. VERY true what u said

FherYmas said...

Thank you so much Jerly...
This blog gave me the assurance to the pain, I'm going thru right now.

God Bless!!!

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